Scott Polar Museum

Lensfield Road Cambridge CB2 1ER

Ernest Shackleton’s evacuation instructions stained by the blubber stove, the final letters of Captain Scott or the sleeping bag used by Captain Oates before his sacrificial walk into an Antarctic blizzard make for a surprisingly moving experience. This recently renovated museum displays the art of native Inuit hunters, information of those who both live and explore in the harsh polar environments and has a small cinema. Only re-opened in 2010 it has a steadily growing collection and as well as permanent exhibits, regularly hosts special exhibitions and guest presentations.

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